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 R13 identifying
Author: Leopold 
Date:   2006-08-21 20:59

how can I identify a Buffet R13? Somebody told his clarinet is a R13 but I couldn't find Letters or digits on it, except Buffet ...


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 Re: R13 identifying
Author: Chris P 
Date:   2006-08-21 21:33

Do you know the age or serial number of the clarinet?

If it's a fairly recent Buffet, both the barrel and bell will have R13 stamped on the back (something like 'R13 B 660' on the barrel, and 'R13 B' on the bell).


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 Re: R13 identifying
Author: GBK 
Date:   2006-08-21 21:36

A bulletin board search is always a good place to find information:


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 Re: R13 identifying
Author: David Peacham 
Date:   2006-08-22 19:50

Chris P wrote:

"If it's a fairly recent Buffet, both the barrel and bell will have R13 stamped on the back (something like 'R13 B 660' on the barrel, and 'R13 B' on the bell)."

Seems to me all this proves is that the barrel and bell are R13. Proves nothing whatever about the upper and lower joints.


If there are so many people on this board unwilling or unable to have a civil and balanced discussion about important issues, then I shan't bother to post here any more.

To the great relief of many of you, no doubt.

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 Re: R13 identifying
Author: Chris P 
Date:   2006-08-22 19:56

On recent Buffets the R13 isn't marked as such (on the top joint), but the RC is - so if it says RC on the top joint but R13 on the back of the bell and barrel then I'd ask for a refund or find out where the joints have been mixed up.

If it has an R13 top joint and RC bottom joint, then the serial numbers won't match. So there's always a way to find out.

And Prestige joints have metal tipped tenons (that's if a Prestige bottom joint gets mixed into the equation), so that's another giveaway.


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